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A. M. Dickins: A guide to fairy chess

Dickins book on fairy chess, out of print for much too long time, is a classic book. It describes hundreds of fairy chess pieces and fairy chess rules, that are used in problems, often with exciting examples of problems and with historical comments.

Cover of `A guide to fairy 

The book contains many chess variants. This book has an emphasis on fairy chess problems, i.e., problems in chess variants. The first print was in 1967, by Q Press, Richmond, Surrey. Later, the book was printed by Dover (1971). The book may be hard to find, but a more recent German translation may be easier to obtain. The German Translation is:

Anthony Dickins,
Hesse Becker, 1986,
ISBN 3-8036-3008-8.

Written by: Hans Bodlaender.
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